Spicy Cider Jack-o'-Lanterns

Treat your family to this beautiful fruit dessert that's decorated with whipped topping - perfect for Halloween.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 4 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 4

Ingredients

4
large oranges
2
cups apple juice, chilled
1/4
cup red cinnamon candies
1
(3-oz.) pkg. orange or lemon-flavor gelatin
1/2
cup whipped topping
  • 1 Cut "lid" from stem end of each orange; discard lids. With spoon or fingers, scoop and scrape out flesh from each orange to within 1/4 inch of peel, being careful not to puncture peel. Reserve orange flesh for another use. Place orange shells on cookie sheet or tray.
  • 2 In small saucepan, combine 1 cup of the apple juice and cinnamon candies. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil and candies melt, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add gelatin; stir at least 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Stir in remaining 1 cup cold apple juice. Pour evenly into orange shells. Refrigerate 4 hours.
  • 3 With small sharp knife, cut out jack-o'-lantern features into side of each orange. Carefully remove peel to reveal gelatin under features. (If gelatin does not release well, rinse paper towel in hot water and wring out; press hot towel on features to soften gelatin slightly, then remove peel.)
  • 4 To serve, top each dessert with dollop of whipped topping. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 serving
    Calories
    320
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    65mg
    65%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    71g
    71%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    63g
    63%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    82%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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